Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

by Alexandra Wallner

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Children who were once raised on the lovely language of the tales of Beatrix Potter, can now be welcomed into the world of biography with this picture book presentation of her life. Wallner's illustrations are filled with small details, a facet that Potter would certainly approve. Wallner wisely concentrates a good bit of the book on Potter's young life. Not only does this help children connect with a life removed from them by time and geography, but aids them in understanding how Potter's lonely life of overprotection and illness led to her creative imagination, connection with animals and nature, and amazing powers of observation. The book also shows the difficulty and eventual triumph of a talented young woman's battle against the limiting mores of nineteenth century English conventions.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-A delightfully illustrated, inviting introduction to the woman who created Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and many other enduring characters. Though Potter's artwork is not reproduced here, Wallner's paintings beautifully capture the seasons of the British author/illustrator's life. In a palette that ranges from the ripe melons and soft greens of a summer garden to the cool blues and purples of a lonely room in winter, she conveys the subject's love of the natural world and its inhabitants. While there are a number of chapter books about Potter, including David R. Collins's The Country Artist (Carolrhoda, 1989), this picture-book biography is a simply and engagingly told addition for young readers.-Kristin Lott, East Brunswick Public Library, NJ

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Holiday House, Inc.
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Product dimensions:
9.86(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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